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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media

Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.

8 Apr 2014 07:50

TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists

Prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by uniting to create a 40-second film which ends with a collage of photos of journalists muted as part of the FreeAJStaff campaign.

27 Mar 2014 07:50

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

FOMG speakers: Q&A with Susan Jurevics

Pottermore's CEO, Susan Jurevics, speaker at this year's Festival of Media Global, talks to M&M Global about the website that has carried on the popularity of the world-renowned children's book series and gives her thoughts on this year's festival.

Issued by C Squared 24 Mar 2014 11:14

Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists

Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.

27 Feb 2014 07:47

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."

31 Jan 2014 09:32

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"

Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.

12 Nov 2013 06:55

Zulu TV channel for sub-Saharan Africa

South African arts practitioner Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists Records and Films, will unveil a new Zulu TV channel on 30 September 2013 at KZN Music House in Durban.

25 Sep 2013 10:15

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda video

Moroccan police on Tuesday, 17 September, arrested the editor of a popular news website for airing a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that incites "acts of terrorism" in the kingdom.

18 Sep 2013 10:01

African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

BBC opens new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg

The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.

2 Sep 2013 06:43

No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?

NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.

By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29

Journalists and press freedom both victims of crisis in Egypt

In the past two weeks, two Egyptian journalists were killed while covering protests and clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opposition activists.

11 Jul 2013 09:55

Always affirm Afrika!

The story of economic growth in Africa has been topical globally, with some of the most disappointing reports coming from leading publications. However for us Africans, the glass is definitely half full, with inspiring stories coming from the most ordinary of people.

Issued by Ornico 29 May 2013 10:03

Submarine cable to connect Tunisia to Europe

Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia have announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute, the owner operator of Europe's next generation network, for the commissioning of a submarine cable, called Didon, connecting the city of Kélibia, Tunisia to Interoute's pan European fiber optic network, via its landing station in Mazara del Vallo, Siciliy, Italy.

21 May 2013 11:56

Libya must let journalist travel for medical care

The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the health of editor Amara al-Khatabi and calls on Libyan authorities to allow him to travel in order to receive urgent medical assistance abroad.

29 Apr 2013 12:16

Web radios become voices of Tunisia slums

Two web radio stations were launched in Tunisia earlier this month to deliver the voice of the region's population to officials and to send reassuring messages to neighbourhood youth.

By Monya Yahia 22 Apr 2013 11:44

Why is publishing so dangerous? - detained journo's wife

The wife of a hunger-striking Libyan journalist has told Amnesty International of her disbelief that her husband has been imprisoned and denied bail for 'offending' the judiciary under an al-Gaddafi-era law.

11 Apr 2013 13:46

Entries open for CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.

14 Mar 2013 12:34

Debate flares on 'Twitter revolutions', Arab Spring

WASHINGTON, USA: How important were Twitter, Facebook and other social media in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings?

11 Mar 2013 12:02

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative

Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.

6 Feb 2013 11:40

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